Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:GWB) CFO Peter Robert Chapman sold 5,880 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.97, for a total transaction of $246,783.60. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 22,969 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $964,008.93. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Peter Robert Chapman also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, October 20th, Peter Robert Chapman sold 5,000 shares of Great Western Bancorp stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.07, for a total transaction of $210,350.00.
  • On Tuesday, October 3rd, Peter Robert Chapman sold 7,006 shares of Great Western Bancorp stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.22, for a total transaction of $281,781.32.

Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:GWB) traded down 2.19% during trading on Monday, reaching $40.68. 139,783 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average is $38.64 and its 200-day moving average is $39.36. Great Western Bancorp, Inc. has a 1-year low of $31.51 and a 1-year high of $45.62. The company has a market capitalization of $2.39 billion, a PE ratio of 17.04 and a beta of 1.75.

Great Western Bancorp (NYSE:GWB) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The bank reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.62 by ($0.03). Great Western Bancorp had a net margin of 28.55% and a return on equity of 8.44%. The firm had revenue of $114.22 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $117.10 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.59 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 13.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Great Western Bancorp, Inc. will post $2.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub cut shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price target on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price target on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $41.00 price target on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $46.14.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of GWB. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in Great Western Bancorp by 49,025.7% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,204,279 shares of the bank’s stock worth $305,533,000 after purchasing an additional 7,189,614 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its position in Great Western Bancorp by 28.0% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,584,887 shares of the bank’s stock worth $105,490,000 after purchasing an additional 565,508 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. grew its position in Great Western Bancorp by 13.4% in the 2nd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 3,305,442 shares of the bank’s stock worth $134,895,000 after purchasing an additional 389,922 shares during the last quarter. Tributary Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Great Western Bancorp in the 2nd quarter worth $13,169,000. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in Great Western Bancorp by 32.1% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,316,082 shares of the bank’s stock worth $53,710,000 after purchasing an additional 320,067 shares during the last quarter.

Great Western Bancorp Company Profile

Great Western Bancorp, Inc is a full-service regional bank holding company. The Company is the holding company of the Great Western Bank (the Bank). As of September 30, 2016, the Company served customers through 173 branches in various markets in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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